Wirral: Walk On
Walk On is a programme of short health walks designed to increase the health of local people. The walks are set in different locations and on different days, and are aimed primarily at people who do little or no exercise. All walks are led by trained walk leaders and last between 30 - 90 minutes (average 60 minutes).
Call the contact number for an up to date copy of the walks programme or download from this site.
All walks are free and we aim to encourage brisk walking as the ideal form of exercise. However all participants are encouraged to 'go at your own pace', so don't worry about not being fit enough. All you need to do is turn up at the time and place stated on the programme.
The main aim of the scheme is to improve people's health and fitness, and along the way to get some fresh air, enjoy a chat and have some fun with like minded people.
So whatever your goal, whether you are trying to reduce your blood pressure, reduce your weight or stress levels, control your diabetes, or just 'feel better', why don't you join us on the road to improved health.
|Arrowe Park Easy walk|
|Birkenhead Park Visitor Centre|
|Eastham health walk|
|Port Sunlight River Park|
|Port Sunlight Walk|
|West Kirby Marine Lake|
Weekly Walk Programme
Birkenhead Park - every Monday, 11am, including Bank holidays. Meet at Birkenhead Park Visitor Centre for a choice of two walks: an easy or leisurely walk of 30 minutes or one hour and up to 2 miles.
Every Sunday, meet at Birkenhead Park Visitor Centre at 11am for faster walk of 60 minutes and up to 2 miles. An easy walk is also available.
Arrowe Park, 10.30-11.30am on Tuesdays. Meet at Red Rooms cafe, off Arrowe Park Road for either an easy walk of 1 mile or longer, faster walk of up to 3 miles. Contact 0151 929 7823 for more information.
Port Sunlight River Park Tuesdays 10.30-11.30 meet at Dock Road North car park for either an easy walk of 1 mile or longer, faster walk of up to 2 miles. Contact 07587550060 for more information.
Wednesdays in May 5.30-6.30pm meet at Dock Road North car park for either an easy walk of 1 mile or longer, faster walk of up to 2 miles. Contact 07587550060 for more information.
Port Sunlight - every Wednesday, 11 am to 12noon, meet outside Port Sunlight railway station, near the bowling green. A medium length walk not suitable for beginners due to uneven pavements. Contact 0151 929 7823 for more information.
Royden Park - every Thursday, 2.30pm to 4pm, meet in the main car park. **Please note this is a more adventurous walk of up to 3miles and sturdy footwear is required**. Contact 0151 929 7823 for more information.
West Kirby - every Monday and Wednesday at 12 noon to 1pm. Meet at Wirral Sailing Centre, near Morrisons, West Kirby. Parking available at the Sailing Centre. Contact 0151 637 6434 for more information. The Monday walk is more demanding and up to 3 miles so not suitable for beginners. The Wednesday walk is up to 2 miles.
Tranmere walk in Victoria Park. Meet at Church Road entrance at 10.30-11.15 every Friday. The easy walk is 20- 30 minutes with a longer option of 45 minutes and 1.5 miles.
Wallasey evening walk . Every Tuesday from May to September with easy and longer options. Meet at Grove Road Station. This walk willl resume on 5th May 2015.
Eastham walk at 1.30 to 2.30pm every Wednesday. Meet at visitor centre for a flat route on mixed paths with great views of the Mersey.
All walks are free - just turn up.
All children must be accompanied by an adult.
Summer Special health walk on Friday 23rd May from 11am to 2pm. Meet at car park next to Morrison's at the end of Dee Lane, West Kirby, CH48 0QG. There will be a choice of three different walks to suit all abilities from a short accessible walk to longer walks. All walks will meet for lunch in Ashton Park. This is one of the Wirral Walking Festival walks. Contact 0151 652 5197 or email email@example.com for more information.
Get Walking Week 3rd to 10th May. New walkers welcome to join any of the walks on the programme.
Many of the walks also feature in the Wirral Walking Festival from 1st to 31st May. Go to www.visitwirral.com for more walks.